Curiosity got the best of me so I bought 2 dz big Al's. My 2 cents. Compared to my divebombs they are the same material and same as whiterocks also. I think big Al's color scheme is slightly more accurate than divebombs and the white rocks. I do like the few added different poses from Al's that is now added to my dive-bombs. Stakes are exactly the same from big Al's to dive bombs. Big als stakes dont go in as easy as the divebombs as divebombs mark exactly where the stake goes into the decoy. Took me few attempts with big als to get the right spacing for the stake to go through the decoy properly (about 5 corrugated holes spacing) Big Al's do not come with flocked heads and are slightly more expensive( the whole made in USA thing is what it is, lots of stuff we own isn't made in USA). So all said and done I do prefer the divebombs over Al's just due to the fact the heads being flocked for slightly cheaper price. Big Al's does seem to be good decoy and have nothing negative to say about them and look forward to using them.I personally think flocking the heads will make them "pop" more personally. I don't think the flocking would give off a shine like mentioned. flocked heads are industry standard on just about every decoy manufacture out there, I don't see it being a problem. Maybe not needed but wouldn't hurt for sure.